When Joel Jessup Hicks was born on 2 August 1936, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Raleigh Stancil Hicks, was 40 and his mother, Rachel Smith, was 29. He lived in Oak Ridge Township, Guilford, North Carolina, United States in 1950 and Summerfield, Transvaal, South Africa in 1985. He died on 19 March 2002, in Summerfield, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in First Baptist Church Cemetery, Summerfield, Guilford, North Carolina, United States.
English: variant of Hick , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This is a widespread surname in England, and is also common in southwest and southern Wales.
German: patronymic from Hick . Compare Hix .